A Few Lip Favorites

I will be the first one to admit, I am addicted to lip balms and salves. For some bizarre reason, I live in constant fear of dry and flaky lips. As a connoisseur, I’m always down to try a new lip balm! Today I thought I would share a few of my go to products.

To combat flaky lips, exfoliation is key. The easiest way to get rid of the dead skin is to simply scrub your lips with your toothbrush for a couple seconds after you brush your teeth. This also stimulates blood flow and makes your lips look plump. A pinch of sugar also does the job quite well!

While I have a couple lipsticks, I usually opt for tinted balms when I want a splash of color. The Neutrogena Revitalizing balms are my all time favorite!

If I just want a balm with no color, my two favorites are from Smith and Kiehl’s. Smith’s makes a rose scented balm that is truly a holy grail product — but this strawberry one is quite nice as well! I have never been disappointed with anything from Kiehl’s. Their mango balm is a tropical oasis for the driest of lips.

What are your favorite lip products?

Exploring in Thrifted Sweaters

Today’s look makes me want to hop on a plane and explore a place I’ve never been. There’s something about a fedora that does that to me. But then I got to thinking, why not taking a break and explore this beautiful city — San Diego — in which I currently reside?

It’s easy for me to get wrapped up in work stresses and day to day annoyances and forget to be thankful that I have an amazing job in a beautiful city.

Hat: Banana Republic | Bag: Forever 21 | Sweater: BCGB (Thrifted

Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Chinese Laundry

My in-laws will be in town next week and I can’t wait for the opportunity to explore with them.

Here’s to outfits that inspire us to search for new bookshops in those unexplored little neighborhoods just down the street!

A Very Sassy Valentine’s Day

Hey! Daye here from the blog Potpurrri. I’m hanging out with you on Broke But Bougie to share my single and sassy Valentine’s Day look! In true BBB cotton budget spirit, it’s curated (almost) entirely from Melrose Trading Post flea market finds!


Whoever put the idea into our heads that we should be sad if single on Valentine’s Day is really rotten. I say dress up for yourself, slap on some sass, and find some friends to watch movies with and eat chocolate. Or, in the words of Elizabeth Taylor: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together” … and I reiterate that lovingly. Loving yourself is just as important as loving someone else!


This sassy and so comfy dress is from the company PurrrLA; she sells dresses made of vintage and unused older fabrics, and a lot of it has a 90s vibe that I really love. Also everything is made in LA! Her shop prices are higher online, but if you’re local you can snag dresses like this for $25!


This is one of my favorite cardigans and I got it at Goodwill forever ago; it had to have been under the $10 mark. Luckily, my mom is handy at sewing, and she added these adorable hearts to the back in order to make it fit better.


This necklace, I’m in love with this necklace. It’s just so adorable! Also found at Melrose for $5. It from Lolapples and they have so many cute and quirky charm necklaces at a great price.


Lastly, my leather purple boots, a mix of sassy and sweet! A Valentine’s Day gift to me from me 🙂

I’ve got a date with some cake and good company this Valentine’s Day, I hope you all have a sweet day as well! Give me a follow on Instagram at @dayebraham_lincoln if you’re into the sassy vibes 😉


Decor By Color: Navy

One of my favorite ways to think about designing a room is by color. Once I pick my anchor color, the wheels start turning about complementary textures, accent colors, and furniture.

Today I want to share some home decor inspiration using the color navy. Navy is rich, classic, and a great neutral alternative to black.

Taking a bold color and applying it to something that is normally black or brown adds unexpected interest to any room. I love how this homeowner painted their book shelf a rich navy. The various shades of brown add warmth to the room, and the blue really invites you in to pull out a book and stay awhile.

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Any sofa that is velvet has my attention! Velvet and navy in the same couch is an absolute show stopper.

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If navy is a little too bold for you, try using it as your graphic accent. Vertical stripes can make the room feel bigger, and is great way to add a nautical sophistication to your master bedroom.

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Not sure what to pair with navy pieces? Try navy and coral!

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Or navy and yellow!

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 What’s one of your favorite colors to decorate with?